Tuesday, December 16, 2008


STANDARD DATA: Gross wt. 600. Empty wt. 350. Fuel capacity 10. Wingspan 19'6". Length 14'6". Engine 75-hp Volkswagen.
PERFORMANCE: Top mph 120. Cruise mph 110. Stall mph 55. Climb rate 800. Ceiling 10,000. Takeoff run 150. Landing roll 250. Range 500.

The language translation of this open-cockpit sport plane’s name is “The Thunderclap.” The airframe of this plane was used as the foundation for “Mr. America.” Both share similar wings, fuselage, tail unit, and landing gear. The wings are a wire-braced shoulder type with two simple beam spars. As with the Mr. America, seating is for one behind a modified Volkswagen engine turning a two-blade wooden prop.


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